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I have a lump from my ear lobe just down to my jaw bone,its

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hi I have a lump from my ear lobe just down to my jaw bone,its not at all sore or anything,my doctor has referred me to ent,but cant help freaking out..im a 36 year old mum and I am thinkinh the worst...
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

I understand your concern.

The most likely explanation is that this is a Lymph Node Enlargement, due to a local inflammation of the throat / tonsils - this is the probable reason for an ENT opinion.

If the doctor was suspecting something serious, he would have discussed it with you and probably asked for tests and more referrals,

The lack of soreness and no rapid increase in size is also reassuring,

Get yourself examined, you will most likely be pleasantly surprised :)

Warm regards

Dr Gupta, MD

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

most likely you are having benign swelling of your parotid gland

this often happens after a blocked salivary gland duct in your parotid gland, usually from a salivary gland stone.

warm compresses on the cheek and sucking on lemon drops can help dislodge the salivary gland stone and could help decrease the swelling.

it doesn't sound like you have tried this yet.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

do you have other questions?